Benzene 101 and What Lies Beneath, By Will Rice

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Here’s the second entry in a series about the situation down on the South Platte and Sand Creek written by Will Rice.

Prior to this disaster, I’m not sure I knew what benzene was – or the fact that it could end up in the water where I wet waded on hot summer days. If you are on the fence about Benzene or are not up to speed on what it is all about, here are a few things you should know: petroleum ether, also known as benzene is a group of various volatile, highly flammable, liquid hydrocarbon mixtures used chiefly as nonpolar solvents. During the Second World War some extermination camps experimented by killing people with benzene injections. Benzene causes cancer. Benzene is useful for removing the gum from self-adhesive stamps.
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Troubled Water, By Will Rice

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Has a man made disaster ever struck your home waters? If not, here is how it looks, here is how it smells… and here is how it feels.

Our friend Will Rice has been writing about the situation down on the South Platte and Sand Creek that continues to evolve. This river is near and dear to a lot of anglers in Denver. Here’s the first entry in a three part series.
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Fly Rod Review: On the Water with Sage ESN

ESN - Nymph fly Rod - Sage Fly Fishing

We receive a great deal of questions about our new ESN (European Style Nymphing) fly rods. If you want to learn more, read this review by Kirk Deeter from MidCurrent.
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Tres Valles, By Cathy Beck

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I woke up this morning to one of the most breathtaking views. From my bedroom window I look down on the lake at Tres Valles, which at the moment is reflecting the Patagonia Andes with snow covered peaks and rugged foothills that border the far side of the lake. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee beckons me to breakfast and I find the rest of our group of fishermen already seated and waiting for the fresh fruit, homeade bread and eggs that will follow.
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Typhoon DXL Boat Bag Review

Typhoon DXL Boat Bat

Shane over at Matador Network had a chance to take out the Sage Typhoon DXL Boat Bag. He put it through some tough tests and the Typhoon DXL passed on all accounts! Continue reading

Gear Preview: Deneki Checks Out Quest Insulated Hoody

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Our friend Andrew over at Deneki checked out our new Quest Softshell Insulated Hoody at the IFTD show last year. He liked what he saw and previewed it on his blog for all to see…

What makes it cool? Well, it’s a softshell hoody to start, which to us is one of the more practical pieces of angling clothing out there. Softshells shed non-Irene amounts of rain but stretch, breathe and are super-comfortable. Hoods protect your head from wind, bugs, errant casts, and your overly-chatty boat mate.

We couldn’t have said it better. Check out his entire post at his site: